Articles of Incorporation
The SELF Movement, Inc.
The undersigned, all of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Florida, do hereby certify:
Name: The name of the Corporation shall be The SELF Movement, Inc.
ARTICLE IIPrincipal Office: The place in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is 4480 Deerwood Lakes Parkway #524 in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County.
Mailing Address: The place in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is 4480 Deerwood Lakes Parkway #524 in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County. ARTICLE III
Mission Statement: The SELF Movement, Inc. leverages the self-sacrifice of its volunteers to progress the lives of two otherwise unrelated groups of community members. Our mission is to develop self- and communal-awareness through educational and service experience for young adults while at the same time improving the lives of less fortunate citizens.
ARTICLE IVMembership: The Members of the Corporation shall consist of: The Board of Directors of the Corporation, appointed as provided in these Articles of Incorporation and in the By-Laws of this Corporation. Each Initial member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to two votes on all matters properly submitted for consideration and action before this Corporation; each subsequently appointed Director shall be entitled to one vote. Volunteers as approved by the Board of Directors according to the provisions of the By-Laws. No membership dues shall be required. No Member shall have any right, title, or interest in or to any property of the corporation. ARTICLE V Board of Directors: The management of the Corporation shall be vested in a Board of Directors consisting of at least three persons who shall be appointed by the Board of Directors as provided in the By-Laws. The Board of Directors shall exercise all corporate powers and conduct, manage, and control the affairs and property of this Corporation. All Initial Directors serve lifetime appointments and all subsequently appointed Directors shall serve a term of one year and are appointed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall hold an annual meeting each year for the election of Officers and Directors and the conduct of such other business as may come before such meetings. Special meetings may be held upon call of a majority of the Board of Directors. The names and addresses of the persons serving as the Initial Directors of the corporation are as follows: William Samuel Bade 4480 Deerwood Lakes Parkway #524 Jacksonville, FL 32216 Anne Marie Harala 1016 Grand View Avenue Duluth, MN 55812 Mary Jo Bade 7903 Pacific Street Omaha, NE 68114 Katie Rae Miller 350 East 30th Street Apt 3Y New York, NY 10016 William John Bade 7903 Pacific Street Omaha, NE 68114 ARTICLE VI By-Laws: By-Laws for the management of the affairs of said Corporation may be adopted and amended by the Board of Directors contained herein at any annual meeting or at any special meeting expressly called for that purpose. ARTICLE VII Meetings of Members: The Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors shall constitute the Annual Meeting of Members; all other meetings of the Board of Directors shall constitute Special Meetings of Members. ARTICLE VIII Personal Liability: No Member of this corporation shall be personally liable for the debts or obligations of this corporation of any nature whatsoever, nor shall any of the property of the Members be subject to the payment of the debts or obligations of this corporation. ARTICLE IX Officers: The Officers of the Corporation shall be elected by the Board of Directors and consist of a President, one or more Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. Each Officer shall hold office for a term of one year and until his or her successor has been elected and qualified. ARTICLE X Amendments: The Articles of Incorporation may be amended at any Annual Meeting of Members, or any Special Meeting of Members called for that expressly stated purpose, by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE XI Inurement of Income: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its Members or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article III hereof. The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable and educational purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any Member thereof, or to the benefit of any private individual. ARTICLE XII Legislative and Political Activities: No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation. ARTICLE XIII Operational Limitations: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. ARTICLE XIV Dissolution: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. ARTICLE XV Registered Agent: The Registered Agent of the Corporation named herein is William Samuel Bade. The place in this state where the Registered Agent of these Articles of Incorporation resides is 4480 Deerwood Lakes Parkway #524 in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County. ARTICLE XVI Incorporator: The Incorporator of the Corporation named herein is William Samuel Bade. The place in this state where the Incorporator of these Articles of Incorporation resides is 4480 Deerwood Lakes Parkway #524 in the City of Jacksonville, Duval County. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this day of March 24, 2010. ___________________________ William S. Bade, President ___________________________ Anne M. Harala, Vice President of Operations ___________________________ Mary Jo Bade, Vice President of Finance ___________________________ Katie R. Miller, Vice President of Fundraising ___________________________ William J. Bade, Vice President of Creative Deveolpment Home About Mission Statement Students Volunteers Speakers Donate Contact Us